Something all Californians can celebrate took place at Yosemite National Park last week – the reopening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The grove closed in 2015 for a major renovation project. That work is now done and the grove can once again be explored by visitors.
After a hateful Twitter rant, ABC canceled Trump supporter Roseanne Barr's top-rated sitcom on Tuesday, May 29, 2019, showing the waning corporate tolerance for racism. Also, Starbucks closed 8,000 for racial bias training.
In California’s top-two primary on June 5, 2018, voters should choose Fiona Ma for treasurer, incumbent Betty Yee for controller and Tom Hallinan for District 1 on the California Board of Equalization.
Former California governor George Deukmejian was known as the ‘Iron Duke,’ but he should be recalled as the first governor to call for a UC campus in the Central Valley. Deukmejian, who led California from 1983 to 1991, died May 8, 2018, in Long Beach at 89.
Incumbent Attorney General Xavier Becerra and outgoing Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones are the best candidates in the June 5, 2018, primary to battle President Donald Trump for California. Republicans Eric Early and retired Judge Steven Bailey would side with Trump.
University of California President Janet Napolitano discusses health care access in the San Joaquin Valley with University of California, Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, in Merced on Friday.